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Former Giants Quarterback Anthony Wright Shot During Feud With Girlfriend's Ex-Partner

Anthony Wright has played for various football teams including the Dallas Cowboys, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals and the New York Giants.

By Jair Hilburn
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Former NFL quarterback Anthony Wright was shot multiple times in Concord, North Carolina on the afternoon of July 1 — and it appears it was all over a scuffle with his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend.

Police responded after receiving reports of gunshots, sending the wounded Wright, age 43, to the hospital where he had emergency surgery, according the Concord Police Department media release. He is currently in stable condition.

William “Willie” Moses Hooker Jr., Wright's girlfriend's ex-boyfriend, has been identified as the shooter, according to police. Hooker had been dropping off his daughter when he and Wright got into a verbal altercation that boiled over, according to the New York Post

A warrant has been issued for Hooker's arrest, who is wanted for assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with intent to kill. 

Anthony Wright

Wright had been an NFL quarterback from 2000-2007 playing for the Dallas Cowboys, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals and the New York Giants — which is the team he played for when he won the Super Bowl in 2007, according to Bleacher Report.

Police ask that anyone with information on Hooker Jr.’s location to call at 704-920-5000 or contact Cabarrus Area Crime Stoppers.

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